All about the Sigvaris Secure Collection!

The Sigvaris Secure collection provides excellent compression and containment. These hybrid garments are similar to the Sigvaris Natural Rubber (503) Collection, except the Secure line is made latex free. Additionally, Secure stockings are available with an open or closed toe, and are made from a soft, opaque fabric that is safe to machine wash and dry. Features double-covered yarns to ensure no spandex touches the skin.

The Secure line is available in knee highs and thigh highs for both men and women, and comes in three compression levels: 20-30, 30-40, and 40-50 mmHg compression. All Secure garments feature a dotted silicone top band to keep the stockings comfortably in place all day.

The Sigvaris Secure collection offers some of the largest ready-to-wear sizes on the market, even fitting a thigh up to 40 inches! These garments can be a great alternative to custom stockings when a higher compression level, bigger size, or more containment is needed. (Always check with your doctor to see what is best for you!) The Secure line is available in regular and full sizes, and comes in beige or black.

Click here to try Sigvaris Secure today! Want to learn more? Watch the video below for more information:

Compression vs Containment

Sheer stocking show thruWe are often asked if sheer stockings provides the same compression as thicker, surgical weight stockings.  And when one thinks about it, how does a fine sheer fabric give the same amount of support as a much thicker, opaque fabric?  This question can be answered by explaining the difference between compression and containment.

Compression is the force pushing in on an object.  For compression stockings, that object is your leg.  If you wrap a fine thread and a thick rope around your leg, and pull on the ends with the same amount of force, you will be applying the same amount of compression to the area under the thread and the rope.   But what happens if your leg swells, and starts pushing back against the thread and the rope?   This is when containment comes into play.  The thick rope will do a much better job of containing the swelling, than the thin thread.

Now let’s examine the two main reasons people wear compression stockings.  The first is venous insufficiency.  This is when the valves in your veins that keep the blood from flowing south, don’t work properly.  Blood pools in the veins and you develop varicose veins.  Compressing the leg helps the valves work more efficiently.   There isn’t a lot of force pushing back or swelling, so the amount of containment the fabric provides isn’t that important.

The second most common reason for wearing compression stockings is to treat edema or swelling.  Excess bodily fluids that would normally be removed by the venous or lymphatic system accumulate in the tissue, causing it to swell.  Edema can be caused by many conditions and medications.   Here both compression and containment are very important in controlling and reducing the swelling, so a heavier or thicker fabric is probably the best choice.

The amount of compression and/or containment you need will depend on the condition being treated and the severity.  Talk to your doctor.

By: Pete@BrightLife Direct
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